Newcastle United tipped to consider shock reunion with £13m Steve McClaren signing

File this into the ‘extremely unlikely’ category...

Jose Enrique believes Newcastle United could consider a shock reunion with former striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

It comes after the Serb netted a record-breaking 43 goals to break Guy Whittingham’s record and fire Fulham back to the Premier League at the first attempt.

And according to former Magpies left-back Enrique, Eddie Howe could “definitely” target Mitrovic as he looks to sign another striker this summer.

Enrique, speaking to bettingexpert, said: “For me, I love him (Aleksandar Mitrovic). I always loved this player. Even before he did his numbers in the Championship.

“I love players with character and energy. He’s a kind of a striker that fights anybody, he doesn’t care.

“He’s a typical Number 9 that wants to score and score more goals. I love the fighting spirit that he has.

“He’s always a player I loved. I’m not saying this because of the numbers he did in the Championship last season that was actually a record.

“He could definitely be a target for Newcastle. I really, really like him.”

Mitrovic joined Newcastle in 2015 from Belgian side Anderlecht - scoring 17 goals in 72 games before joining Fulham, initially on loan in January 2018, after falling out of favour under Rafa Benitez.

Having netted 12 times during his half-season loan spell to win promotion via the Championship play-offs, the Cottagers sealed a £22m permanent transfer at the end of the campaign.

Fulham and Mitrovic, however, have developed a ‘yo-yo club’ reputation, with the West London outfit relegated, promoted, relegated and promoted in their last four seasons.

Certainly, the Cottagers hope to break that trend in 2022/23, while Mitrovic will look to better his 14 goals from his previous 64 Premier League appearances - a big contrast to his goal record in England’s second-tier.